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Abstract

Methylphenidate in the Treatment of Methamphetamine Withdrawal Craving: A Novel Outcome

Jamshid Ahmadi

Background: Methamphetamine abuse and Methamphetamine induced disorders are growing problems in the world especially in Asia.
Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of adding methylphenidate 30 mg daily to the treatment of methamphetamine withdrawal craving.
Method: To study double blindly a single case.
Results: Methylphenidate is very effective in the reduction of methamphetamine withdrawal craving.
Discussion: This study illustrates that adding methylphenidate 30 mg per day to the treatment of methamphetamine withdrawal symptoms dramatically reduce withdrawal craving. This is a fascinating result. Conclusion: According to our study adding methylphenidate to the treatment of methamphetamine withdrawal craving significantly reduces withdrawal craving.